Thursday, August 16, 2018

Ebenezer Cobb Morley: Google doodle celebrates the 187th birth anniversary of "the father of modern football"

Ebenezer Cobb Morley: Google doodle celebrates the 187th birth anniversary of "the father of modern football"
Ebenezer Cobb Morley

Before Ebenezer Cobb Morley, soccer looked quite different - and more brutal than today "The Beautiful Game" played around the world. Association football, which was known as the game, had a similarity to rugby, which allowed more and more handling and ball-handling. It is also suffering from chaotic dissolution, many competitive leagues, schools, and lack of formal management structure and various sets of rules are played by.
Morley laid the foundations of the oldest official governing body football association (FA), and set 13 rules to control the game, making the first continuous definition of the game. On Morley's 187th birthday, Google celebrated the father of modern football with doodles. Here is what should be known about the person codifying the world's most popular sports:
An early sports enthusiast
Morley was born on August 16, 1831, in Yorkshire, Northern England. A trained advocate, Morley was also an enthusiastic fan of the rowing, and after turning to London at the age of 27, Barnes and Mortlake Regatta were established.
But it was his mark on football for which Morley would go. In London, Morley Barnes also joined the club. In 1863, as the club's captain, Morley wrote a famous newspaper, Life of Bell, with a famous proposal: An officiating body for fast-moving sports.
Football association founder
This plan held a meeting between the other club representatives in London's FreeMason 'Tavern, which resulted in the formation of the FA. A blue heritage plaque is now saying to decorate the site, "This day the modern game of football was born." 26 October 1863. "
Morley served as the first Secretary of FA until 1866 and remained its second president until 1874. But he was not just an administrator: Cobb  Morley took the field as a player in the first FA supervised match in 1863 and scored the first goal in 1866 in a representative match.
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New game laws
With the input of other clubs, Morley designed a list of 13 rules to reduce the violence and control the gameplay, which we know today is to create a more systematic, free-floating motion of soccer.
The rules of the game include the dimensions of the game, the dimension of the game and the length of the game, the number of players allowed per team, the type of foul under the penalty, and even the offside rules, which prohibits players, A series of elements of the game covers an easy score from waiting for the opponent's goal. The main rules prevented players from throwing each other off and throwing the ball away from the rugby-like relatives.
Other rules that have changed seem unfamiliar today: the sides switched after every goal of the team, while the goalposts lacked a crossbar at the top, making the goals "at whatever height".
Morley was also a proponent of limited contact, especially debating that players should be allowed to "hack the front leg" or kick the opponents in Shin. That rule was lost, but others have set the test of time, and in 1904 Morley's laws were upheld when FIFA, the international governing body of the game, was established.
Thursday's doodle described Morley writing a letter to the newspaper, while there are two scenes in the background: On the left side, a chaotic football match started before their rules, and on the right, a more systematic game.

Morley died in Richmond, London on November 20, 1924.